Culture Lab Innovation Fund Grant Application Deadline


Friday, December 6, 2019 (All day)



The Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund awards grants to Harvard students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and academic personnel to pursue ideas that seek to strengthen Harvard’s capacity to advance a culture of belonging. Proposals should aim to focus on having a direct connection to the Harvard community and influence the University's trajectory towards sustainable inclusive excellence guided by the framework recommended by the Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging. Proposals should aim to address critical challenges around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging by identifying innovative and creative solutions that have the potential to catalyze a culture shift at Harvard.

The priority theme for the 2019-2020 funding cycle of the Culture Lab Innovation Fund is “Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging through Technology Driven Solutions." These are innovative ideas that leverage technology and data to address challenges around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at Harvard. We encourage you to review previously awarded projects to see a range of examples and those within this theme.

Funding Level: Up to $15,000. Exceptional proposals or those exhibiting strong potential for scale will be considered for $25,000 or more.

Applications Open: October 7, 2019

Applications Close: December 6, 2019

Funding Term: May 2020 – April 2021

Eligibility: Harvard University benefits-eligible faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and academic personnel are eligible to apply. All full-time, degree-seeking Harvard undergraduate or graduate students are eligible to apply.

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Applications are now open. Please click here to apply. The PDF version of the application is available here for download. Application requirements include:

  • A description of the project 
  • A completed estimated budget form

*If awarded, please be prepared to identify a department-based local financial administrator who will be responsible for financial transactions related to your award.